Jamaica's "The Bobsled Song" Will Awesomely Sync Up With the Team's Sochi Olympic Run
Your head is telling you to root for your home country at 2014's Sochi Olympics, but your '90s-loving heart is telling you to root for the Jamaican bobsled team. It's okay, you can admit it. After all, you're not the only one — plenty of audiences tuning into the Olympics this year are similarly moved by the unlikely appearance of the the country's two-man bobsled team, led by Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon. Particularly the generation that grew up watching 1993's Cool Runnings, the sports comedy that inspired, for one, Sweden's Henrik Harlaut — the skier who keeps an uncooked egg, a token of luck in the movie, in his pocket while he competes — and, to boot, Watts and DIxon themselves. As the Olympic contender told The National:
I still watch that movie as if it’s the first time I’m watching it. It’s very inspiring.
And Jamaica is giving sports fans yet another reason to tune in to watch Watts and Dixon Monday night, as they compete for a medal in two-man bobsled. The country's tourism board has created a song and accompanying 8-bit video primed for the Internet, telling audiences to play it during Watts and Dixon's run in Sochi, and watch it sync up, Dark Side of the Moon -style. Internet, enjoy "The Bobsled Song," by Sidney Mills & Jon Notar and Groove Guild.
Though the song might rush you to your TV tonight to watch the Jamaican pair, Watts and Dixon will have to rush quite a bit more to snag a medal at the Sochi Olympics. After the event's first night, the athletes were in last place. Seems as though they'll need some luck — good thing Cool Runnings gave Dixon an idea: